The current NHL is a strange collision of the new and the old. Some teams have been in place since the players' sweaters were actually sweaters. Others have only known the era of ice girls and All-Star Weekend.
Drawing from both camps, we'll run down the 10 ugliest logos in NHL history.
The list is unabashedly shaded toward the last couple of decades for two reasons:
One, it's hard to pick at the logos of the NHL's old standbys. All of the Original Six have outstanding logos, and most of the teams that came soon after them, such as the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues, have stuck to solid formulas throughout their existence.
Two, the NHL's rapid expansion boom under Gary Bettman brought the world some of the worst sports logos it's ever seen.
Just to keep things contained, I chose only logos that served as that team's main emblem for at least one season. Considering alternate uniforms just opens up too many disgusting possibilities and tarnishes too many classic organizations. Fortunately or unfortunately, that's the reason that this little gem didn't make the cut.